Observatory Website for Adult and Youth Education for Latin America and the Caribbean

UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, together with the National Institute for Adult Education in Mexico (INEA), the UNESCO office in Mexico, and the Organization of Ibero-American States’ (OEI) office in Mexico, took part in a working session in Mexico City on 14─16 November 2012 to prepare for the launch of the Observatory website. The Observatory is part of the follow-up of CONFINTEA VI in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.

During this working session, the main functions of the Observatory were defined. These are:

  1. To collect and disseminate objective, reliable and relevant information on the status and progress of youth and adult education in the region,
  2. To monitor public policies for youth and adult education in the region, and
  3. To establish a baseline of content for comparative study.

The Observatory will also help to build and strengthen relationships between different information systems for youth and adult education in the region, and to promote exchange among countries, researchers, academics, and participants in youth and adult education.

The coming weeks will be devoted to receiving information from partners for upload to the website. The launch is planned for January 2013 to coincide with the meeting of the Regional Education Project for Latin America and the Caribbean (PRELAC).